Southampton Magistrates' Court was told that Eve Ritchie-Fallon confronted the 15-year-old student as he stood smoking with friends in the grounds of the Forest Education Centre, Dibden Purlieu, Hampshire.Well, she can always claim to be Muslim…
The court heard that an angry exchange followed during which the 57-year-old allegedly ripped a pair of earmuffs from his head and slapped him around the face.
The teenager, who had previously suffered a broken jaw, said that the alleged assault caused his face to throb and he attended hospital three days later to have it checked.Diddums!
He said: 'I couldn't eat properly without it getting worse.'
The boy's mother told the court that her son suffered from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and was capable of becoming verbally aggressive although less likely to become violent as he grew older.Really..?
Ritchie-Fallon, of Long Close, Pennington, Hants, denies a charge of assault by beating on November 21, 2008.I’ll be watching this one with interest…
She claims the assault did not happen and that the student had ignored her when she asked him to put out the cigarette.
She claims he pretended to not hear her because of the earmuffs he was wearing which she says she removed in a non-aggressive manner.